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Two from Jameson hurt in crash north of Cameron

The Highway Patrol reports two Jameson men sustained moderate injuries in a three-vehicle accident three miles north of Cameron on Wednesday morning. The driver of a pickup truck, 60-year-old Christopher Nelson, and his passenger, 22-year-old Dylan Nelson, were transported by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The driver of a car, 53-year-old Donald Jennings […]

Extradited

Sedalia man extradited to Grundy County on forgery charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Sedalia man to Grundy County on Friday on two felony counts of forgery. Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Raymond Smither was arrested in Wyandotte County, Kansas November 7th and waived extradition November 8th. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Deadly Accident

Woman killed after falling from window of moving vehicle; driver accused of manslaughter and DWI

A Lawson woman was killed late Friday night when she fell from a car and was struck by the vehicle. Thirty-eight-year-old Misty Newell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident northeast of Excelsior Springs on Route Y. Newell was improperly riding on the vehicle, fell out of a passenger side window, and was […]

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Marshfield woman sentenced for role to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine

A Marshfield, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Jami L. Deam, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On February 6, 2019, Deam pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy […]

Farm Tractor Crash or Accident

Big rig hits farm tractor from behind near Stewartsville

An Osborn man received minor injuries when the farm tractor he was operating was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer unit near Stewartsville. Fifty-four-year-old Christopher Arnaman was taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The semi-truck driver, 55-year old Gene Cairo of Savannah, was not reported hurt. The accident happened Saturday afternoon on […]

Motorcycle deer crash

Motorcycle strikes deer sending Bogard woman to hospital

A Bogard woman was injured late Saturday night when a motorcycle hit a deer in western Carroll County ejecting her from the machine. Forty-nine-year old Andrea Rodenberg was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with serious injuries. Rodenberg was a passenger on the motorcycle operated by 33-year old Christopher Rodenberg of Bogard who […]